Putnam Scanner for November 15, 2019

Thursday, November 14, 2019

County Jail

Eight people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.


• At 5:05 a.m. Charles David Abel, 18, Bloomington, was taken into custody for driving while intoxciated.

• At 12:31 a.m. Patrick Mark Kimes III, 21, Fillmore, was housed at the jail for criminal trespass and resisting law enforcement.


• At 10:48 p.m. Jason David Grimes, 35, Greencastle, was booked in for battery with bodily injury, criminal mischief and possession of marijuana.

• At 1:49 p.m. Zachary Allen Nicholes, 20, Greencastle, was lodged at the jail for failure to appear.

• At 11:08 a.m. Zachery Camoren Hall, 31, Brownsburg, was taken into custody for resisting law enforcement.

• At 11:05 a.m. Nicole Grey Voege, 32, Bainbridge, was housed at the jail for nonsupport of a dependent child, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.


• At 7:26 p.m. Jessica D. Keyt, 39, Brazil, was booked in for possession of methamphetamine, trafficking and theft.

• At 11:01 a.m. Nicole Lynn Johnson, 33, Coatesville, was lodged at the jail for domestic battery and on a local warrant.

Sheriff’s Department

Putnam County sheriff’s deputies investigated six recent property-damage crashes.

• At 7:12 a.m. on Thursday, Joshua J. Dalbano, 26, Greenwood, was southbound on County Road 425 East in a 2010 Toyota Corolla when he hit a deer.

The vehicle was towed. Deputy Brian Helmer estimated damage at $5,000-$10,000.

• At 4:06 p.m. Richard Romandine, 40, Greencastle, was southbound on County Road 725 East just south of State Road 240 in a 2009 Chevrolet Traverse.

Romandine told Deputy Helmer he reached down to grab his cigarettes and then drifted over and hit a concrete bridge.

The vehicle then flipped three times before coming to rest on the driver’s side, destroying a farmer’s fence at 7222 E. SR 240.

Romandine had cuts and scrapes but declined medical attention.

Deputy Helmer estimated damage at $10,000-$25,000. The vehicle was towed.

• At 7:46 a.m. on Wednesday, Dylan M. West, 18, Avon, was westbound on Heritage Drive in a 2009 Nissan Versa.

West told Deputy Helmer he was going down an ice-covered hill into a curve when he lost control and slid into the ditch, hitting a post and chain belonging to the Heritage Lake Property Owners Association.

West said he wa not injured and did not need medical attention.

West contacted his insurance company about towing the vehicle.

Helmer estimated damage at $2,500-$5,000.

• At 9:54 a.m. on Tuesday, Frederick Dismukes, 78, Greencastle, was northbound on County Road 300 West in a 2017 Nissan Frontier. He told Deputy Tanner Brown that as he came to the intersection with County Road 425 South, another car slid into the intersection, striking his vehicle.

Victoria Huff, 17, Greencastle, said she was approaching the intersection in a 2004 Oldsmobile Alero and attempted to stop. However, the road was icy and she could not get stopped, sliding into the roadway and trying to turn, but hitting Dismukes’ vehicle.

Brown estimated damage at $5,000-$10,000.

• At 8:28 p.m. on Monday, Christina M. Chandler, 48, Brazil, was southbound on U.S. 231 when she lost control of her 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer in the snow.

The vehicle ran off the west side of the road, hitting a mailbox, culvert and side of a driveway before coming to rest in the front yard of a residence.

Chandler was cited for driving at a speed unreasonable for conditions.

Deputy Robert Soilleux estimated damage at $1,000-$2,500.

• At 11:56 a.m. on Monday, Tammy Petrey, 60, Greencastle, was apparently traveling southwest on County Road 375 West in a 2016 Chevrolet Equinox when she lost control.

Petrey told Deputy Brown she did not know what happened during the accident.

Based on tire tracks, Brown believed she crossed over into the northeast-bound lane and then left the road into a ditch. The vehicle then hit a tree, turned about 90 degrees clockwise and rolled backward down a hill.

The vehicle came to a stop by hitting another tree.

Petrey was transported from the scene with complaints of chest pain.

The vehicle was towed. Brown estimated damage at $10,000-$25,000.

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department responded to six recent dispatches:

• At 12:21 p.m. on Tuesday, GFD responded to a building fire at 8632 W. CR 350 North. Firefighters arrived on the scene at 12:42 and assisted the Clinton Township Volunteer Fire Department with extinguishing the fire. Overhaul was performed afterward. GFD went back into service at 1:33 p.m.

• At 6:57 p.m. on Tuesday, GFD was dispatched to 200 W. Hanna St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 6:58 and determined the alarm was due to steam. The alarm was then reset. GFD left at 7:07 p.m.

• At 7:56 a.m. on Wednesday, GFD was dispatched to Humbert Hall for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 7:58 but could not determine a cause for the alarm. The alarm was reset. GFD left at 8:02 a.m.

• At 12:59 p.m. on Wednesday, GFD was dispatched to 2012 Windemere Dr. for a possible gas leak. Units arrived at the residence at 1:04 p.m. and were advised by the homeowner that the leak came from the stove. The homeowner also advised of medical issues. GFD monitored the property but could not find a leak, and the homeowner refused ambulance care. GFD advised to install a detector, and went back into service at 1:15 p.m.

• At 1:29 p.m. on Wednesday, GFD was called to a car fire at 3997 S. CR 275 East. Firefighters arrived at 1:38 to find that lines from a telephone pole were down resulting from being knocked down. GFD pulled the vehicle and extinguished the fire. GFD went back into service at 2:46 p.m.

• At 1:04 a.m. on Thursday, GFD was dispatched to 301 E. Seminary St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 1:05 and determined the alarm was due to smoking. The alarm was then reset. GFD left at 1:08 a.m.

Additionally, GFD performed two medical assists after these dispatches.

Information included in the Putnam Scanner is taken from reports provided to the Banner Graphic by the Greencastle Police, the Greencastle Fire and the Putnam County Sheriff’s departments.

Individuals listed in the blotter have been arrested on probable cause and have not been formally charged. Charging information may change after an initial arrest.

Questions about listed charging information should be directed to the arresting agency.